Multiple requests from Mozilla Firefox.

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Josh_Rendlesham, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. I've noticed in my web server logs that somebody using Firefox,
    specifically Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2), appears to repeat
    every request four times within about a second.

    For instance (IP address omitted):
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"

    Can anybody shed some light as to why this is occurring, and what can be
    done to stop it?

    Merci,
    Josh
    Josh_Rendlesham, Jun 3, 2005
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  2. Josh_Rendlesham

    Moz Champion Guest

    Josh_Rendlesham wrote:
    > I've noticed in my web server logs that somebody using Firefox,
    > specifically Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    > Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2), appears to repeat
    > every request four times within about a second.
    >
    > For instance (IP address omitted):
    > xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    > HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    > Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    > xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    > HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    > Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    > xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    > HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    > Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    > xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [03/Jun/2005:06:04:48 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico
    > HTTP/1.1" 200 494 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    > Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)"
    >
    > Can anybody shed some light as to why this is occurring, and what can be
    > done to stop it?
    >
    > Merci,
    > Josh
    >


    Maybe there are 4 favicons to get?
    Moz Champion, Jun 7, 2005
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  3. Josh_Rendlesham wrote:
    > I've noticed in my web server logs that somebody using Firefox,
    > specifically Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8)
    > Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2), appears to repeat
    > every request four times within about a second.
    >
    > Can anybody shed some light as to why this is occurring, and what can be
    > done to stop it?
    >


    Well I'm by no means an expert on Mozilla technology, but I do know that
    Firefox (and Mozilla Suite as well) has a hidden (and experimental)
    feature called Pipelining, and I believe this is what it does -- open
    multiple requests for each resource to download it faster, same way some
    of those external download managers do. It's turned off by default, but
    you can turn in on with about:config or any of the various extensions
    for accessing hidden preferences. I don't know that there's anything
    you can do to stop it short of blocking the IPs you see doing it; and
    I'm not sure you want to stop it anyway, since if I'm right it's a
    feature, not a bug.

    --
    Ryukage
    Damian Dollahite, Jun 7, 2005
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